I have 3mm, 2mm and 1mm thick PVC foam. After I pulled it all out I think that the 3mm is a bit to thick for the row house. I decided to construct entirely out of 2mm foamed PVC board. I also experimented with glues and discovered that the Plastruct Plastic Weld General Purpose Plastic Solvent will works just fine.
I found that the sheet PVC cuts very easily, much easier than sheet styrene, I didn't have to exert nearly as much force as I would have for sheet stryene. I did you some Evergreen dimensional styrene for the edging around the interior windows, doors and floor boards. I did remember to inscribe some interior detail this time so I can assemble it and not have to worry about adding anything extra beyond some furniture.
I should be able to get the interior painting done along with the assembly the next time I can sit down at the workbench. I cut the basic roof structure so I can start adding shingles to that anytime.
|I started by cutting out the floor. Made some deeper grooves with the knife to form the planks and then ran the razor saw over it to create some wood grain.|
|The sides. I opted to go with vertical planks on the exterior. The interior received horizontal planks.|
|I'm actually cutting the parts for two houses at the same time. Here is the front of one of one house.|
|Here is the front and back of the second house|
|After I cut the windows and doors out I cut the two pieces apart.|
|Dry fitting everything together just to see how it looks|
|From the back right.|
|From the front right.|
|Laid out for priming|
|Priming is done, just waiting for the pieces to dry.|